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    Need Help W/Brakes

    I am trying to replace my rotors on my 2002 WRX and cant seem to get them off. Any help would be great. Thanks guys
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    You have the calipers off I assume?

    Hit them with a hammer to break away and rust thats causing them to adhese to the hub. If its the rear rotors try disengaging the hand brake.
    2005 WRB WRX "was" STAGE 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffmm06 View Post
    You have the calipers off I assume?

    Hit them with a hammer to break away and rust thats causing them to adhese to the hub. If its the rear rotors try disengaging the hand brake.
    Yes the calipers are off. I have not made it to the backs yet. Does the big nut in the center of the hub have to come off?

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    It doesnt on my 2005 wrx.

    Take a hammer to the hub portion of the rotor. Hit in a few spots, see if the breaks it loose.
    2005 WRB WRX "was" STAGE 2

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    I'll take a look when I get home... Come on people, all you do it yourselfers out there and nobody has taken off there rotors??

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    All you have to do is take the calipers off. and then if you cant get them off try using a dead blow hammer and just knocking off the rotor, and when you get to the back just make sure you have the E brake off

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    OK, so I don't need to take the big center nut off?

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    2005 WRB WRX "was" STAGE 2

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    a hammer maybe a little of 401.
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    2002 WRX Rotor Removal

    Thanks for the help guys I got it. In case anyone else needs help. 1) You take off the tire
    2) take out 2 bolts holding the caliper
    3) take caliper off "make sure its not just hanging down, tie it up if you have to"
    4) remove 2 bolts holding caliper bracket
    5) Hit rotor from back side with hammer until broken loose. "turn rotor if needed while hitting with hammer.

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    rotor help

    Hi I just changed my rotors on my 02 and they were hard to come off so I read somewhere that theres a hole and its threaded screw a bolt in there slowly backing it off every so often then just work it out and it should come off pretty easy that way.
    Good luck

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